Shirdi Sai Ganaga Mandir

A Non-Profit Helping Orphans in India, Orphanages in India,Old age homes in India, Homeless people in Pittsburgh

Executive Committee

SSGM Founders

SSGM is honored to have young dynamic Mr. Venkata Rao Dirisala as its Founder and President

Profession: VP at BNY Mellon
Qualification: M.C.A
Phone: 312-231-8090
Email:dvrao15@gmail.com
He is passionate in social service and started working for Orphans in India, Orphanages in India, Old age homes in India, Homeless people in Pittsburgh.


Why SSGM?

I am Venkata Rao Dirisala; I was born in Vemulabanda Village in Andhra Pradesh, India. I became orphan at a very young age of 9. My father passed away when I was 9 months old, I lived with his photographs and stories of how he was. My mother passed away in a lorry accident when I was 9 years old. When other kids were busy playing and studying, living under the protection of a family, I was trying to cope up with life. It wasn’t just emotionally difficult but outer circumstances were making it even harder to cope up. I had to move to government hostel. The first year was a struggle with food and living. Food in government hostel was served with bugs, we could still able to ignore the bugs if we were eating rice with pickle but if we eat rice with buttermilk it was even difficult to ignore the bugs. I just can’t stop eating; I had to eat to survive. I ate bugs on many days; I had to go to bed empty stomach on many days as well. After a year of struggle food got better, at least it became edible. In my later years of high school my aunt supported me so I could live at her home instead of a hostel and I completed my schooling living with my aunt. I knew I had to study to make a better living for myself. I borrowed money on interest from villagers and relatives to complete my college education. Today, I am in USA, working and living my life; providing my family a life I once dream of living.

My struggle has shaped me the way I am, made me believe in working towards children struggling with basic needs in their life. I know what it is to be an orphan, I know how it feels to eat food with bugs, and I know the emotions when you don’t have anyone to take care of you. It is difficult! I had decided, the day I stand on my feet’s, I’ll try to change as many lives as I can to ensure those innocent hearts that you are not alone, what I had been thru you may not have to. This very idea of not letting any child walk the path I had to walk has given birth to SSGM.


Why orphanage and old age home?

Kids need to be looked after and so are elders. In today’s era empty nesters is a common trend, when children work in metro cities and elders left alone back home. So we decided to come up with this very practical idea of letting elders take care of children. That way children can grow up with having grandparents around, children can grow up having someone to share their life long knowledge, someone to teach them life values, someone to look up to and most importantly, someone to call a ‘family’!

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SSGM is honored to have young dynamic Mrs. Naga Raja Kumari Ravella as its Co-Founder and Treasurer

Profession: Senior Software Engineer
Qualification: M.C.A
Phone: 470-554-8927
Email:ravella999@gmail.com
She is passionate in helping poor and Orphans and elderly people.

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SSGM is honored to have energetic and dynamic Mr. Ramesh Movva as its Secretory

Profession: Senior Software Engineer
Qualification B.E
Phone: 404-409-1604
Email:movvark@gmail.com
He is passionate in social service and started working for orphans and homeless people


 

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SSGM is honored to have young dynamic Mr. Hanumantha Rao Manchala as its Executive Director

Profession:  Senior Software Engineer
Qualification: M.Sc.
Phone: 678-315-9583
Email:hanu_manchala@yahoo.com
He is passionate in social service and started working for old age people

 

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SSGM is honored to have young dynamic Mr. Raju Gadatolu as its Executive Director

Profession:  VP at BNY MELLON
Qualification: M.Sc.
Phone: 347-239-9423
Email:raju.gadtoula@gmail.com
He is passionate in social service and started working for fund raising for old age people

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2015-2016 Executive Leadership

 

SSGM is honored to have young dynamic Mrs. Nirupama Pandraj as its Executive Director

Profession: Senior Software Engineer
Qualification: M.Sc.
Phone: 908-821-7125
Email:nimapandraj@gmail.com
She is passionate in helping poor elderly people and feed hungry